Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Fine Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: SAC

What is the Music program?

A two-year curriculum culminating in an Associate of Arts in Music Degree, this degree plan, prescribed by the State of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, is entirely suitable for transfer.

What will I learn?

A student will acquire musical proficiency by participating in various ensembles and private lessons. Our ensembles offer the major and the non-major student scholarship opportunities and the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire. Ensembles consist of Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Latin Jazz Combo, Early Music Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Guitar Ensemble. Our private lessons are offered on all standard orchestral instruments, plus piano, organ, saxophone, guitar, and electric bass. Many large instruments are available for student loan. 

What can I do with this course of study?

A major in Music allows for flexibility in looking for employment. This program is designed to lead to a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Performance, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Marketing, Music Therapy, Composition, Theory, and Musicology.


  • Artist representation
  • Arts administration, including the planning of local music festivals and concerts
  • Blogging about music
  • Broadcast engineering
  • College and conservatory administration
  • Event and wedding planning and management
  • Music arranging
  • Music journalism
  • Musical instrument repairs and sales
  • Operating smaller music schools
  • Orchestra management and orchestral librarian work
  • Radio and broadcast work
  • Recording technology and audio engineering
  • Theater and performing arts center management

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Music Program Announces Music Scholarship Audition Deadline (Vocal and Instrumental)

Deadline Submission:
MARCH 7, 2021 

Be prepared with one classical repertoire solo, no accompaniment needed.

Theory placement information will be sent after audition.

Submit To:
Dr. Martha Fabrique at

What's special about our program?

The San Antonio College music program provides university quality. Teaching faculty perform with symphonies, opera companies, prestigious festivals, chamber music groups, and special area recitals and concerts. A good number of San Antonio College music instructors teach at other area colleges and universities as well, such as Trinity University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of the Incarnate Word, and St Mary’s University. We also have excellent facilities, which include three piano labs, two Steinway concert grand pianos, practice rooms, percussion studios, four rehearsal spaces, and the 1,000 seat McAllister Fine Arts Auditorium.

This 60 hr program is designed to transfer in full to any four-year institution of your choice.

Degree Requirements, 60 semester hours

Music Theory I, II, III, and IV; Ear Training and Sight Singing I, II, III, IV; Music Literature, Applied Instruction in your voice or instrument for 4 semesters, Ensemble participation for 4 semesters. Piano Courses I, II, III, and IV are offered as well. Core classes are required.

Ensemble Participation

Our ensembles include the Heart of Texas Band, SAC Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, and our award-winning Mariachi Estrellas del Alamo. Students have the opportunity to perform at the Mariachi Vargas International Mariachi Competition, Texas State University Guitar Ensemble Competition, National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and the TMEA Community College Honors Band, annually, as well as gaining performing experience in a variety of contexts on campus every semester.

Distinguished Faculty

SAC students have the advantage of studying directly with the most experienced and successful teachers in the area. Our faculty are degreed to the doctoral level, have many years of successful teaching experience, and are widely known regionally and nationally for their performing expertise. Students may be eligible for scholarships and for special recognition as they advance through the program at SAC. 












Last updated 5/18/2021

Martha Fabrique
Music Program Coordinator
McFA 102H
Cindy Sanchez
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Vocal Studies. Choir Director

Andrew Gignac
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Theory Studies
McFA 102D

Tom Sprayberry
Director of Guitar Studies
MHA 107

Daniel Anastasio
Director of Keyboard Studies
McFA 102B

Adjunct Faculty

Zlatan Redzic
Sarah E. Manzke
Alicia G. Covarrubias
Joshua M. Cavazos
Jean K. Park
Stephen C. Gollihar
Paul R. Connor
Timothy B. Birt
Kerri M. Morgan
Madeline J. Elizondo
Joseph G. Caploe
Mark W. Alexander


Academic Unit Assistant:




Lesia Anderson   


MCFA 105

Kaysia Williams   


 MCFA 105


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McFA 105A
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Last Updated: 01/01/21